• R
  • 2h 0m
  • 2006
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Grammy®-winning OutKast members Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) and Antwan A. Patton (Big Boi) star in this dazzling story in the key of cool. At a sexy, sizzling nightclub, piano player Percival (Benjamin) lives life by the rules, while Rooster (Patton), the club's flashy lead performer, struts his stuff on the stage. But everything changes when greed, fame and murder threaten to destroy them and the place that ties them together. Critics are calling Idlewild "a fresh, hip and imaginative extravaganza that will dazzle and thrill audiences from beginning to end." (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV)

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Idlewild has some truly breathtaking moments, but borrows too heavily from other similar movies, and the disjointed script is not worthy of talents involved.
Time Out
David Jenkins

For a band whose music is suffused with such delicate irony, you'd expect at the very least for th...

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

You don't have to have a stylistic device in every single shot.

June 21, 2017
USA Today
Claudia Puig

By jumbling genres, fashions, music and locales, and riddling bullets through much of it, Idlewild...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Violent musical featuring OutKast. Not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film isn't appropriate for kids, who may know OutKast from the hit song "Hey Ya!" It includes stylized and graphic violence, mostly beatings and shootings of male gangsters, with bloody results (a woman is also shot, though she dies more "delicately" and melodramatically). Female stage dancers wear skimpy costumes, showing breasts (painted) and barely-covered derrieres. A mortician works on bodies, one arriving with blood under its head. A character considers suicide by hanging, going so far as to arrange the noose and chair in his house. A couple of sex scenes: one in the back of a car involves cunnilingus (a man is cheating on his wife); a second scene takes place in a bedroom. Characters use foul language, smoke cigars, cigarettes, and pipes, and drink lots of liquor and champagne in a speakeasy/whorehouse called "Church."

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:August 25, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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